While collecting his honorary Cecil B. DeMille award last night, Robert De Niro tried his hand at a little stand-up comedy. (Perhaps he misses playing his "King of Comedy" character, Rupert Pupkin?)
Maybe he was taking his cues from host Ricky Gervais or maybe he truly has a bit of a beef with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. We'll probably never know for sure, but De Niro's intention is pretty clear with lines like this, "Thank you for your tireless work in promoting our industry all over the world. And the important thing is that we are all in this thing together: the filmmakers who make the movies and the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members who, in turn, pose for pictures with the stars. I'm sorry more members of the Hollywood Foreign Press aren't with us tonight, but most of them got deported right before the show. Along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."
How talented an actor is Robert De Niro? He can make you laugh, he can make you cry and he can make you squirm as though you're at a holiday gathering with your kinda racist uncle.
Below is the video of De Niro's complete speech, bad jokes and all.
— Patrick Kevin Day